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May 2, 1896

A COMPLETE SET OF CURETTES FOR MASTOID AND MIDDDE EAR OPERATIONS.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(18):887. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430700028016

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Abstract

The illustration shows six curettes and spoons conveniently arranged in the form of three instruments. They are all-sharp except one that I have had left dull for work in the immediate vicinity of the facial nerve.

The smallest one is my middle ear curette. The others are the sizes and forms I have found to be the most serviceable in the mastoid operations. It is a considerable advantage to have all the curettes we require within the compass of three instruments. It saves valuable time in selecting the various instruments as we proceed, and these all having the same general appearance, the eye recognizes them at a glance. The handles are flattened and roughened so as not to slip or turn easily. They will be found useful in other operations requiring curettes. They are fine specimens of the workmanship of Truax, Greene & Co.

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